Recent Blog Posts

  • Contractor Tips: Remodeling Surprises to Watch Out For

    March 15, 2016
    Life is full of surprises. For many of us, it’s why we get up every day. It’s a new chance to turn the page and have the unexpected come popping out. A lovely sentiment— one that looks much better on a greeting card than at a remodeling job.
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  • Know Where Your Lumber Comes From

    March 1, 2016
    If you want to know more about the lumber that you purchase, your search doesn’t have to stop with the lumber store. Did you ever wonder what that stamp on the side of your lumber stood for? That tiny stamp holds a wealth of information.
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  • The Latest Tech Innovations for Contractors

    February 15, 2016
    Who doesn’t like the latest gadgets to help make the job go a little easier?   The old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention” holds true here. Recently, NASA used a Zero G 3-D printer to make a fully functioning ratchet ---in space.
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  • How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor

    February 1, 2016
    At first glance, it would seem like the easiest way to find a remodeling contractor would be to just Google them. Of course if you did so, you’ll probably find more than enough candidates to choose from.
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  • Renovations that Blend Past and Present

    January 15, 2016
    If you plan on renovating an old home, you may be tempted to completely tear things out and go contemporary. In doing so, you will most likely lose a lot of that old world character. The truth is, in order to have an effective blend of past and present in your home, a practical approach is needed.
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  • Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Know

    January 1, 2016
    There are a lot of benefits that go along with being self-employed. One of which are the tax advantages. These benefits won’t happen without a little effort, though. You must be diligent about keeping records, organizing all receipts and paying estimated taxes.
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  • Preparing For a New Year of DIY Projects

    December 15, 2015
    As most homeowners know, your “to do” list of projects never really gets completely crossed out. The bottom of the list just keeps getting longer. The rewarding part is, that the results of your work are around you every day. It’s what keeps you going.
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  • Build a Firewood Storage Box

    December 1, 2015
    If you have a wood stove or a fireplace in your home, then you more than likely have dealt with the issue of storing your firewood. While the bulk of your wood naturally would be kept outdoors, there needs to be a way of keeping a ready supply indoors near the stove or fireplace.
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  • Tips for Living through a Renovation

    November 15, 2015
    A renovation project can be very rewarding. But like most things in life, rewards don’t come easy. Renovation projects can vary in size and expense, though one theme that holds true throughout any of them is the impact it makes on your daily life.
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  • Guide to Paint Finishes

    November 1, 2015
    Whether you own your home or rent, chances are you will eventually spend a little time with the paintbrush and roller. One of the first things you need to do before painting is make a decision: what kind of finish do I want? First off, exactly what is a finish?
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